Shutoff Valve Repair for Bathrooms (Quick Tips) -- by Home Repair Tutor

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  • Published on Jul 4, 2016
  • Do you need help with a shut off valve repair in a bathroom?
    Get quick tips on removal and replacement.

    For more home improvement tips visit www.homerepairtutor.com/👍🏼

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    My supplies;
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    -Compression 1/4 Turn Valve; amzn.to/29dKgCe
    -SharkBite Depth Tool; amzn.to/29naANL
    -Channel Locks; amzn.to/29KA06h

    There's nothing worse than a leaky or nonworking shut off valve. Especially in the bathroom.

    When your toilet starts to overflow you want that shut off to work ASAP.

    This video shares how to remove an old shut off, what tool can help with compression fittings and why 1/4 ball valves are the best option for new shut offs.
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Comments • 576

  • wesley mccauley
    wesley mccauley Year ago +12

    Just wanted to say that after watching video after video this is the one that finally helped me complete this replacement. The compression ring didn’t come off quite as simple but it eventually did. Followed it up with a shark bite fitting and it worked flawlessly. Thank you again.

  • Gee Dubb
    Gee Dubb 5 years ago +103

    Hi Jeff, please encourage your audience to use a proper tool when possible. Channel locks (pliers) tend to bite and scar the fittings. Open end wrenches or adjustable wrenches are preferred. I'm sure you can do it without scarring the fitting but most folks don't realize that they're brass and soft. Not my intention to disagree but I've seen it happen a lot and homeowners may not like plier marks. Thanks for sharing! Cool stuff dude!

    • Gee Dubb
      Gee Dubb 10 days ago

      @Max Victor I think people were trying to share their knowledge. If you’ve ever worked for a picky customer that is paying $500-1000 faucet, you better do it right or you’ll be paying for a replacement out of your pocket…

    • Gee Dubb
      Gee Dubb 10 days ago

      @smells like thin ice you’re a gas engineer huh? That means you sit on your ass eating beans then fart all day. If you honestly work on gas lines, you should be fired with that shitty attitude. I’ve run guys off my job that are like you, know-it-all big mouths.

    • Max Victor
      Max Victor 10 days ago

      Wow I've never seen so many people complain about a fitting they'll almost never see/touch.

    • AngelofOntario
      AngelofOntario 6 months ago

      Yup. Not only can it scar the fittings, but if you can’t grip the pliers tight enough, it can round the nut off with slipping pliers. And then you DO have problems because you’ll then need vise grips to get it off to replace it!

    • smells like thin ice
      smells like thin ice 11 months ago

      @Anonymous User you are using sweeping statements...some people don't really care. I don't. And I'm a gas engineer. I do not scrutinize people's work.
      You have luxury problems if all you can gripe about is a scratch, or two. Use a cloth if you have a nuerotic client.

  • Mel Smith
    Mel Smith 2 years ago +3

    Thanks for the video - very helpful. My experience is that the compression sleeve or ‘olive’ as we call it here in the UK can be very difficult to remove without damaging the pipe, so if possible it might be better to choose a fitting where you can re-use the old nut and olive.

  • kokohawk
    kokohawk 2 years ago +6

    I thought this might be easy to do but when I went to the hardware store I was overwhelmed with all of the choices and didn't know what I was getting myself into. Watching this video was very helpful and helped answer a few questions I had. Thanks for the easy to understand video!

  • mylowestprice
    mylowestprice 7 months ago +1

    Excellent video very informative for beginners! Only one small correction. When removing the old angle valve, use channel locks to hold the valve in place and turn the compression nut clockwise (with your other wrench) to loosen the nut from the copper pipe.

  • rascal rascal
    rascal rascal Year ago

    Simply the best tutorial, I learned so many new things. I've done this about 40 years ago, I forgot that you don't need soldering - that's what I was most afraid of ( Not equiped for soldering, would have to borrow or buy, the space kind of tight, the danger of setting the apartment on fire or melting the plastic stuff beside the pipe ) I'm very happy that I found your video. You're a great teacher !!! Many thanks from a greatfull woman who likes to fix things ( so far successfully ).

  • Liliana Wells
    Liliana Wells 5 years ago +5

    Hey, Jeff - great video as usual. I am not that handy as my husband takes care of home repairs. But by watching you, I know I could do this. One minor remark, please advise people to shut off the water before attempting this kind of repair. Thanks again.

    • Home Repair Tutor
      Home Repair Tutor  5 years ago +1

      +Liliana Wells thank you, and yes...always turn the water off at the main before tinkering with a shutoff 😀

  • lulu lovesyou
    lulu lovesyou Year ago +1

    Wow- you explained this so well! I got a new sink on, (cracked ) new pipes, and reconnected to discover I also had a leak at the shut off valve. Now I feel like I have more knowledge to move forward and tackle this last step.

  • Linda
    Linda Year ago +2

    Thank you, young man! Excellent detail without dragging things out! I'm so glad I watched your video before getting started and realizing I might not have the necessary tools. (whew!) You are a great presenter!

  • Kali Shell Track
    Kali Shell Track Year ago +2

    This was so helpful thank you! We removed the shut off valve and the compression ring was stuck on and water is still slowly dripping out. This was super helpful to get It done quickly.

  • Lauren Sato
    Lauren Sato 5 years ago +2

    Great video. As a realtor, I see frozen shut-off valves in almost every home inspection. For my clients who want to DIY, I will send them this video link. As always, thanks for for great info and giving us all confidence in our DIY projects!

    • Lauren Sato
      Lauren Sato 5 years ago

      Housing market continues to be strong here in the Phoenix area - especially in the sub $300K price range. Can't believe folks are willing to go look at homes when the temps are in the triple digits....but I'm happy to accommodate them!

    • Home Repair Tutor
      Home Repair Tutor  5 years ago

      +Lauren Sato thanks so much, how's the housing market out your way? Are homes in high demand?

  • Rapid Rabbit
    Rapid Rabbit 11 months ago +1

    Excellent! Among the more informative videos. Perhaps you could show & attach the flex tubing that goes to the toilet tank as well. Also, there are new wall plates made of white plastic to replace the metal ones that always rust.

  • Chewy
    Chewy 2 years ago

    Excellent lesson & easy to understand, thank you! 😊

  • Jerry Grayson
    Jerry Grayson Year ago +12

    Often when replacing a compression shut off valve you can leave the previous ferrel on and then tighten new female compression fitting onto it. The old ferrel will usually not leak but if it does then follow Jeff's guidance.

    • Aaron Eagan
      Aaron Eagan 6 months ago

      Just replace it with a new one…

  • Wade Blomgren
    Wade Blomgren 2 years ago +1

    Great overview! Question for you - I was trying to replace a 1/2" compression angle stop on a toilet supply, old one (cheap screw type with integral supply line) - it may have been overtightened because once I finally got the old ferrule off after a big struggle with a remover (one that pulled using the old nut), it seems the copper pipe was slightly narrower ('elongated'?) - the new valve's ferrule slides on what seems like way too easily, there's noticeable play in it and no grip when trying to tighten it. Would you think a Sharkbite fitting is a good solution, will it handle the apparently very slightly narrowed inch or so of pipe end? (a bit further up the pipe beyond where the old one sat, the ferrule gets snug, but too close to the wall to cut and retry compression there I think.) The pipe appears smooth and clean.

    • Ma Ma
      Ma Ma 2 years ago

      You may have to solder on a new valve or solder on an extension piece of 1/2 inch copper and then attach compression valve.

  • Dan Flaherty
    Dan Flaherty Year ago +17

    One of the best overviews I've seen for removing shutoff valves. Question: I'm replacing a compression valve with a sharkbite style. I don't have a tool for removing the old compression sleeve. Can I just leave the old nut and sleeve on the copper pipe and install the sharkbite without removing them? Thanks.

    • AJ XOXO
      AJ XOXO 5 months ago +3

      F it! Im moving to shark bites, I’ve read all the plumbers forum that shark bites suck. I don’t care. They are good enough for me. It comes down to compression vs shark bite. Compression is a pain in the ass because there is hardly any space near a toilet and under a sink to do these two wrench movements. Shark bites are so easy. Plumbers can stick with the sautering. It’s the most reliable, but Im going shark bite from here on.

    • AngelofOntario
      AngelofOntario 6 months ago

      Just cut off the end of the pipe.

    • Men Guarding Their Own Wallets
      Men Guarding Their Own Wallets 6 months ago +2

      Nope: The compression sleeve will get in the way and you won't be able to slide the SharkBite valve on. My advice is to just buy a new compression valve and install it on top of the old compression sleeve as the sleeve is already there and already squeezed down to the right amount.

    • Arthur Dreiling
      Arthur Dreiling Year ago

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    • AM2PM
      AM2PM Year ago +4

      I just used a dremel and slowly cut it off

  • Retromouse Shenanigan
    Retromouse Shenanigan 2 years ago +7

    Your calm and reassuring approach gave me the confidence to try this myself. Thank you for taking the time to share this information. One of the best instructional videos I have seen.

  • udengineer2002
    udengineer2002 2 years ago +1

    Thanks so much. Had a leaking shut off under the kitchen sink. I got the valve that looked like the existing valve thinking it was a simple threaded valve. Took the leaking one off to find it was a compression fitting.

    I try to avoid plumbing other than replacing a faucet so I’ve never worked on a compression fitting before but you guide helped immensely. Replaced it without much trouble.

    I have a couple more to replace that have bad knobs but no leaks. Not tonight though. It’s 11PM. lol.

    Thank You!

  • SmallRaven Ware
    SmallRaven Ware Year ago

    Showing the different types helps immensely. I've been really intimidated by approaching something like this and didn't want to create an even worse problem with the valve.

  • SteveR
    SteveR 2 years ago +3

    Nice, descriptive video. However, I wouldn't use two (or even one) pair of Channelocks. They chew up the soft brass of the valve, which was chrome plated for appearance. The same applies to the nuts on the stainless supply line. You can instead use two combination wrenches or two adjustable wrenches (or use one of each). They will do as good (if not a better) job of tightening the connections and cause no damage to the chrome. Chewed-up valve parts are not pretty to look at, and make you look like an amateur who didn't know what he was doing. Gee Dubb said it best: Use the proper tool when(ever) possible.

  • Joe M
    Joe M Year ago

    Great video. It was the first one I watched (about 10 of them) that instructed me to turn the valve, NOT the nut when removing the 40 year old crusted and stuck valve (the nut was just not going to turn). Question: after using a new compression sleeve and nut, and cleaning the end of the pipe, I was still getting leakage on the pipe side of the valve. Even after tightening 1.5 turns (1/4 turn at a time), I'm still getting a slight drip. I'm starting to think the pipe itself might have a leak - is that possible? What happens if I over tighten the compression sleeve? Thanks.

  • donaldy6able
    donaldy6able 5 months ago +1

    This is the best video on this subject. Well thought out and planned before videoing. No stupid BS to have to listen to just to get to the point. Outstanding job. Thanks for sharing. Now I can tackle this job with confidence.

  • Gary Boyce
    Gary Boyce 4 months ago

    Excellent explanation. Thank you for showing every possible option and how each works. Great easy explanation.

  • Zhou David
    Zhou David 4 years ago

    Thanks for the very helpful video. Regardless the price, which one is better between compression valve and push-up valve ? Long term sealability is always the top priority.

  • T King
    T King 9 days ago

    Thank you for taking the time to explain this fix.
    I listen to your podcast and to see you on RUclip was more helpful. I had a leak under my kitchen dishwasher water valve. Changed the valve to the quarter turn valve. Had some trouble loosening the compression nut. Used some PB Baster to loosen. Remember to get the valve that works for the 'compression nut' on the water outlet. I almost bought the' fine 'thread valve which is for the threaded pipe outlet.

  • SteveR
    SteveR 2 years ago +2

    Jeff--Replace the 6 to 8-turn shut-off valve (which can spray a lot of water before you are able to turn it off) with a 1/4-turn shut-off valve. The Pasco #4661 Compression Sleeve Puller is a good tool, but it may be too large to work in all situations, as is the case with other models. The Pasco is around $30.00; none of these pullers is cheap, but they are your best bet if the sleeve (or "olive") has dug into the copper pipe or been flattened/compressed to the point it can't be removed. I heard about the English Tool Company's "Dual Thread Compression Sleeve Puller" on a RUclip video; it's about 2-inches long, possibly the smallest one made. Check out the video by Leah from "SeeJaneDrill". It has a hex nut on the end instead of a sliding handle, so it can be turned with a combination wrench, or by using a stubby 3/8-drive ratchet and a 1/2-inch socket. It's around $40.00. If you're still having trouble removing the sleeve, you may have to resort to cutting the copper pipe directly behind the sleeve. For that you can use a mini hacksaw or a copper pipe cutter, such as the a General Pipe Cleaners AutoCut ATC-12 Copper Tubing Cutter (for 1/2-inch pipe). There is a tool that will cut through the brass sleeve by turning a nut with a wrench or pliers (it seems very effective in the video), but is also a little bulky and currently costs about $55.00. I don't recommend using a hacksaw to cut through the brass sleeve, then split the sleeve apart with a flat-blade screw driver. It's too easy to cut past the sleeve into the copper pipe, creating a leak, which may cause severe water damage in your house.

  • Sarah
    Sarah 5 years ago +1

    Great video. Very helpful with clear explanations and graphic demonstrations. Much thanks!

    • Home Repair Tutor
      Home Repair Tutor  5 years ago

      +Sarah thanks, I got an email last week from one of our community members and that prompted the video 👍

  • Al Vu
    Al Vu 3 years ago +2

    Thank you Jeff. I learn something new and interesting today. Great teacher!

  • Ken Federico
    Ken Federico Year ago

    Hi Jeff: Your video was just what I needed to see. My house is 35 years old and ALL of my shut-off valves are sweated on. The last time I touched these shut-off valves with the sink faucet problem was 13 years ago (my bad). I had to shut off the water under the sink to check the faucet and then went to turn the shut-off valve back on and no water came out or just a trickle! I went back and forth with the valve to try to loosen it and it appeared to make no difference, the water would just trickle out full open. So I surmised that the rubber end washer is probably rotted/stuck in the opening. Anyway, since the valve is sweated on (both actually), I want to know if I could just replace the bad rubber washer(s) inside at the end of the screw of the inside the shut-off valve? I know it's better to replace the entire shut-off valve, but at this point I'm trying to make it easier.

  • Elementaldomain
    Elementaldomain 2 years ago +1

    Oh goodness, thank you for the tip about the Pasco. I live in an old cabin and I want to replace the shutoff valves with the new half turn types. As a woman, I remember it was almost impossible for me to get the compression ring off, and really that is the only part of the job that can be a holdup. I went to Amazon and was tempted to buy a cheaper brand but reading the reviews they said the cheaper brands bend the copper tubing, so with a big gulp, I bought the Pasco for about $35. Thanks so much! Now I anticipate this to be somewhat fun to do, which correlates as feeling happily satisfied at the results, well, as much fun as these kinds of projects can be.

    After having to saw off a rusty galvanized water pipe, cap it off, and wrap it with PermaWrap so I didn't have to pay a plumber $500 to come all the way here, this will be a bit more fun.

  • jsnwright85
    jsnwright85 Month ago

    This was the best shut off valve video out of the 5 I watched. Gave me the confidence to do it myself, and no leaks!

  • Jason DuPont
    Jason DuPont 4 years ago

    Great video. Well-edited with lots of useful tips. Thanks!

  • SeaDog2952
    SeaDog2952 Year ago

    Very helpful video. Clearly presented with just the right amount of detail for a DIY job,

  • Mark Dyck
    Mark Dyck 5 years ago +1

    Really useful video. Whenever I try to fix small leaks I usually make bigger leaks. But I'm inspired to try again. I have a drip under my kitchen sink and it's time to fix rather than just leave a bowl under it. :)

    Love the Arsenal Tshirt too BTW!

    • Home Repair Tutor
      Home Repair Tutor  5 years ago +1

      +Mark Dyck lol, Canada is great

    • Mark Dyck
      Mark Dyck 5 years ago +1

      +Jeff Patterson nope. Canada. But a Canadian gooner. ;)

    • Home Repair Tutor
      Home Repair Tutor  5 years ago

      +Mark Dyck those pesky drips, they always create the most damage because they're hard to notice. Love that shirt!! Are you from Pittsburgh?

  • Kelly Worsleigh
    Kelly Worsleigh 3 years ago +2

    You do the most comprehensive, easy to follow tutorials ive seen...and i watch ALOT bc im a serial DIYr. Thank u so much!!!

  • Blados10
    Blados10 3 months ago

    This was a very helpful and useful tip. Fix the problem right away. Thanks so much.

  • Livereater00
    Livereater00 3 years ago +7

    Wow! Great tutorial on shut-off valves. Great attention to detail when explaining.

  • dks13827
    dks13827 3 years ago +8

    Great vid. Everyone be careful that you don't break the pipe connection inside the wall.

  • G. Fortin
    G. Fortin 2 years ago

    I like the shark bite but note that your prep on the outside of the pipe has to be extra clean and no scars from channelocks. Great video you made here ! good info !

  • Valerie Ness
    Valerie Ness 2 years ago +17

    Hey you're the guy I've been looking for! I've got a leak under my bathroom sink at the shut off valve so I put a pot under it to catch the water to flush my toilet because it is broken as well!!
    I'm watching videos until I feel confident enough to attempt repairs myself.

    • Valerie Ness
      Valerie Ness 2 years ago

      @Home Repair Tutor Thanks, will do. 😎

    • Home Repair Tutor
      Home Repair Tutor  2 years ago +1

      Let me know if you have any questions but sounds like you have it under control

  • Bill Walters
    Bill Walters 4 years ago

    Thanks for the video. My old house had the upstairs bathroom blowout the compression fittings which sent water all over the floor below. I vowed never to use those again. However, it looks like the shark bite is as easy to use and very reliable. Thanks again.

  • trumpetjoe40
    trumpetjoe40 2 years ago +3

    Great vid. As. DIYer I appreciate the explanation as you perform the task. How long do Shark bites last in comparison to a standard Brasscraft compression valve?

    • Home Repair Tutor
      Home Repair Tutor  2 years ago +3

      thank you, it's hard to say how long SharkBites last versus compression - it depends on installation, water quality, etc. But we've used SharkBites for 9 years without any issues

  • Marty McDonald
    Marty McDonald Month ago +1

    Excellent tutorial, thank you for making it.

  • olliefraga
    olliefraga 4 years ago

    What a great video! Very instructive and well done and illustrated! Subscribed!!

  • Owen Nucci
    Owen Nucci Year ago

    Your video just saved us hundreds of dollars (Saturday night... emergency services charges...). I was able to swap this thing out and turn the water main back on.
    Great video!

  • snakemonkey555
    snakemonkey555 5 years ago +5

    Great tips Jeff! Saves DIYers like myself a ton of money.

    • DAEDALOS 513
      DAEDALOS 513 3 years ago

      guess we'll never know.. @Humberto Ricardo

    • Humberto Ricardo
      Humberto Ricardo 3 years ago

      Quick question: Does the valve always need to be replaced? I ask because you pointed out which washer is failing when you see it leaking or not shutting off the water (my problem). So is it not possible to replace those washers? Thanks for this video btw!

    • Doug Celeste
      Doug Celeste 5 years ago +2

      JEFF: GREAT thorough video and MUCH better than some of the others I have seen on RUclip. Thanks so much for your help. You have given me the confidence to change my old multi-turn handle shut-off valves for the toilets that do NOT shut the water off completely. And I guess the washers inside are faulty like you said and instead of trying to replace them, I will just buy the quarter-turn handle valves like you advised.

    • Home Repair Tutor
      Home Repair Tutor  5 years ago +1

      +snakemonkey555 I've had my share of calls to the plumber and I love some of them. Especially Tom Matrascia here in Pgh. He is great. But these small repairs are doable

  • Mrhyperbolic
    Mrhyperbolic 2 years ago +10

    I maintain a facility with at least 1,500 of these types of compression valves. TRY THIS: unscrew the valve and discard. Use a new valve but do not remove the old ferrule and nut. just clean the AREA of the ferrule that touches the new valve so there are no pieces of crud around and screw on the new valve. Works 99% of the time. Saves time. I have had success with this method on over 100 valves, just saying it is an option..

    • topochito podrido
      topochito podrido 2 days ago

      That's what I do

    • blueticecho
      blueticecho Year ago +1

      i been doing this for 30 years never had a call back I always hit the old ferrule with a dab of gas pipe dope..

    • Don Carlos
      Don Carlos Year ago +1

      Glad you chimed in! My ferule was stuck to the copper pipe, almost as tho the pipe had swelled ever so slightly over the 13 years the valve has been in place. Anyway, I left the ferule and nut in place and replaced the valve, tightened it super tight, and it worked! No leak so far. Saved time and headache!

  • dusoleil10
    dusoleil10 Year ago

    Hands down to you. Best video I have watched about removing shut off valves.
    I spent half a day removing a copper ring and didn't know how. (The thing is that this comes after I have installed the NEW valve BUT I just CANNOT get it right. It still leaks. :( 😞

  • mohamed sheikh
    mohamed sheikh 2 years ago +1

    Thanks a million for sharing this great video . On my rental I avoid compression fitting instead solder a male fitting and buy screw type ball valve this way I am sure there is no leak ,done this for over 30 years and no more soldering now .

  • Bob Greene
    Bob Greene Year ago

    At 2:44, with the Pasco Compression Sleeve Puller, you partially solved a problem for me. My air compressor's pump-to-tank copper inlet pipe was subject to vibration, and eventually broke its cheap, cast-metal compression nut. The small, brass compression sleeve is still firmly in-place, and must be removed in order to replace the compression nut. The Pasco tool would be exactly the right answer for sleeve removal-- but only if the compression nut were still intact. Without the compression nut, the puller has nothing to pull against the brass compression sleeve, to slide it off the pipe. Have any ideas on that one?

  • Tobin Wazzan
    Tobin Wazzan Year ago

    You explained so well to me. Thank you much.

  • Albert Lopez
    Albert Lopez 3 years ago

    Great overview, never had heard of sharkbite, seems way too easy. I think I'll go with compression fittings, seems like a happy medium. Cheers

  • Carol Mittag
    Carol Mittag Year ago

    Thanks!! Did a great job explaining everything!

  • Sammie Garcia
    Sammie Garcia 5 years ago +3

    love your tips for a homeowner first . my house is 5 years old and I am starting to Chang wall colors changing bathroom fixtures etc I always like your tips it helps me to think about how to plan out my day . appreciate all u do thanks

    • Karole Gi
      Karole Gi Year ago

      Sammie, as a new homeowner, my advice to you is, when something in your home needs anything, get bold and consider doing it yourself. When you see a problem, review a bunch of videos and decide if you want to take it on yourself. I have repaired or replaced my dishwasher, all the faucets, replaced wall switches, repaired ceiling fans and gutted/replaced the toilet parts. So much you can do and as a homeowner, if you don't learn how to do things you'll blow your mortgage payments on professionals. Some things should be left to the pros, like central air and electrical wiring. Good luck to you!

    • Home Repair Tutor
      Home Repair Tutor  5 years ago

      +Sammie Garcia thanks, and congrats on your home!!! Great job tackling projects. It's hard to get started but once you're in the groove it becomes easier. What colors did you choose?

  • carabela125
    carabela125 3 years ago

    Thank you ! That was very concise and informative. The hardware store did not have the tool to remove the old ferrule, so I made one out of a automotive puller and a piece of angle iron. Just drill a 1/2" hole and cut open one side with a hacksaw to slip it over the copper pipe.

  • V V
    V V 5 months ago +1

    Thank you, I am a 60 year old woman on a fixed income, your instructions are Excellent!.

  • Robert Smith
    Robert Smith Year ago

    This is an excellent tutorial. I not a fan of the old school shut off valve as they are rarely turned off and then back on. So what usually happens is that when you turn it back on, after being off for a very long time, they tend to leak. I think I'm going to upgrade to the SharkBite Ball Valve.

  • Frank Schultz
    Frank Schultz 2 years ago +4

    Super how-to video. First time I've ever heard of the "shark bite" fitting; thanks for demonstrating it.

    • YourNameHere
      YourNameHere Year ago

      The shark bites worked great on my water softener, now excited to see how they work on faucet shutoff valves! Thanks!

    • Home Repair Tutor
      Home Repair Tutor  2 years ago

      thanks, they’re a great option

  • OG PorterBlood
    OG PorterBlood 3 years ago +1

    Totally helpful, easy to understand, thanks man

  • Mustangns
    Mustangns 2 years ago +3

    I found it much easier to put the tool behind the nut when removing the ring. The nut will put an even pressure on the whole ring when pulling it instead on two sides which could bend it.

  • hitekserv
    hitekserv 4 years ago

    Very helpful video and great presentation. Thanks!

  • Joe Pacheco
    Joe Pacheco Year ago

    Also for sharkbite you want to deburr the outside of the copper pipe as well. Otherwise it can damage the washer inside during install (pushing).

  • Chris Lindsay
    Chris Lindsay 3 years ago +7

    your channel deserves a sub just for showing the PASCO and AUTOCUT tools! love the tools, thanks!

  • Rodgy V
    Rodgy V 2 years ago

    Very helpful for people with copper pipes...but now a days builder (cheap) are using pex and different types of piping that is not copper. Some tips on those types would be great.

  • Michael Booher
    Michael Booher Year ago

    Thank dude...Got a shark bite shut off valve..First time to do it...Very helpful and informative...Glad you said it's perfectly normal to spin 360 degrees or I would have been like whaaaat. thanx

  • Luke
    Luke 9 months ago +3

    7:02 I would consider using a couple of adjustable crescent style wrenches on the chrome plated shut off valve and nut to avoid the scratches that will happen with channel locks.

  • Craig Holloway
    Craig Holloway Year ago +5

    When installing a compression style valve shouldn't you hold the valve stationary and tighten the nut so that the direction of the outlet port is pointing is fixed?

  • Ying Chen
    Ying Chen Year ago

    Very good video, pretty informative, thanks a lot!

  • Norm475
    Norm475 2 years ago +1

    The biggest mistake people make when using compression fittings is overtightening the fitting. You end up deforming the ferrule and it will leak.

  • chico fun
    chico fun 3 years ago +1

    Great explanation , I wish you could do the same for PVC pipe shut off valvue. Thanks

  • Mixwell1983
    Mixwell1983 3 years ago

    Ferule pullers should be a must have for any property owner. I got one in amazon that looks a litle diff but havent used it yet. The one i have screws onto the nut behind the ferule and then you spin it and the nut pulls the ferrule off.

    Decided after fighting the ferrule on my last valve change

  • 613 ari
    613 ari Year ago +2

    I love the part where he says that you don't want to be playing around with it if there's a leak 😂

  • ScorpionRegent
    ScorpionRegent 2 years ago

    Home Repair Tutor -I agree with bull head and Gee Dubb, unacceptable use of tools results in a butcher job. The expensive puller is unneeded. Use a bit of heat to the fitting, apply some penetrating oil and waited three minutes. Use Cresent wrenches or better yet the proper sized wrenches for the job to keep the fitting free from scratches. If you have to use a tool with teeth on polished metal fitttings use soft jaw covers to avoid marring the surface. For final tightening turn the fitting while holding the valve stationary, angles can be crucial when valves don't spin free.

  • J F
    J F 4 months ago

    Excellent overview. As thorough as required

  • nina wade
    nina wade 4 years ago +2

    Thank you very much for showing how to take off a compression shut off valve!

  • EEHR1992
    EEHR1992 Year ago

    Awesome video! Thanks for sharing! I subscribed too. I like how you explain everything in detail and also proper tools name so I could get them.

  • David
    David 3 years ago

    Ever since we moved into this house the downstairs toilet has been slow fill then after we had the outside pipes replaced it got very slow fill (5 minutes). Today I finally got around to fixing it. Turned off the water, removed the toilet tank and hose (tight spot), removed the old compression valve from half inch copper pipe. I worked the compression sleeve off by hand with the nut behind it, it came off pretty easy. Then had a friend come over, I could see the dirt plug in the pipe. He went down in the basement and turned on the water while I held a bucket over the pipe. It trickled for a second then blasted out. Yelled to turn off the water, bucket almost filled. Installed the new compression quarter turn valve, reinstalled the toilet tank with new bolts and gasket, reconnected and turn on the valve...it filled in one minute, how sweet it is!

  • samer hussein
    samer hussein 2 years ago +1

    thank you so much it's really helpful and I learned a lot today from this video to repair the shutoff valve in my bathroom

  • Kevin Bourgeois
    Kevin Bourgeois 2 years ago +1

    Super helpful video. Thank you so much for sharing!

  • Antonia Fowler
    Antonia Fowler 11 months ago

    This video helped me fix my toilet myself! Saved sooo much money and boosted my ego at the same time. win/win!

  • Ali Medani
    Ali Medani 2 years ago

    I am having leaks from the shutoff valve in my kitchen. Your tips of replacing the shutoff valve very helpful. Thanks a lot

  • H W
    H W Year ago

    Thank you very informative, I have a problem, this is an old Condo and shut off is in the building boiler room with two day notice to the buidling. The issue I have is the Keeney shut off valves under the sink for the hot and cold water valves, which are 1/4 turn labeled, one is broken/cracked. It looks like it is plastic and someone turned it and cracked it. I have been looking for a replacement handle, the company website does not show if their handles are the same as mine. ACE has them but they are just flat and do not have the square push on connection needed before the screw goes on. I tried to gorilla glue the handle and it is not working either. So I do need just the handle that pushes on to the valve stem which is square.
    I took pictures but do not know If you need to see that? Any idea where I can buy a replacement for that handle? Thanks in advance

  • Justin
    Justin 2 years ago +1

    You are the best. Just saved my ass on a bathroom renovation. 🙌

  • Taryn Tully
    Taryn Tully Year ago

    Can you use the old ferrules when replacing a compression valve so you don't have to deal with the challenges of removal? If you can do this, what are the potential concerns or issues?

  • Willie D. Washington
    Willie D. Washington 2 years ago +1

    For the benefit of others, I just replaced my old shutoff compression valve with a 1/4th turn angle valve and when I turned the main water back on, the pipes were knocking violently throughout the entire house!

    As one would be, I panicked and called some people who could possibly help me after I scoured Google and RUclip for answers. I turned on the cold water faucets a few times and flushed all the toilets alternating with turning the main on and off and nothing was helping it. I finally had to call the plumber!

    So as fate would have it, as soon as the plumber shows up and I want him to hear the knocking noise, I turned the main on and... NOTHING!!! Apparently, all of the air was flushed out of the pipes as the pressure was locked in the air bubbles causing the knocking sound. I Googled this while it was happening, but knowing that doesn't make the pipes stop knocking! It sounded like the pipers were actually going to burst through the walls all throughout the house!

    So the moral of the story is... keep in mind there may be air in the pipes from turning off and on the water so make sure you give it a chance to air out.

    • Norm475
      Norm475 2 years ago

      When you turn on a ball valve always turn it on slowly and have a faucet open. This is really important when you turn on a valve on a 3/4 " line. What you should have done was turn the valve off and then open it just a little to flush the air.

    • SoCal9705
      SoCal9705 2 years ago

      i usually have faucets open when i turn the water back on to allow air to escape.

  • Juan Partida
    Juan Partida 3 years ago +8

    Thanks for the info
    By knowing how the things work makes it easier to know what you are doing and repair them or change them
    Thanks for the great detail

  • Ricky Dooner
    Ricky Dooner 2 years ago

    Great video for the valve itself! I think my leak is occurring where the actual line to the toilet attaches to the shut-off valve. Any advice on that?

  • Matthew Veldran
    Matthew Veldran 3 years ago

    Hi Jeff, the shark bite gate shut off valve video was helpful which is exactly what I'm installing in my basement for a utility sink. The water comes from the top so I want to install the valves vertically along the wall as the supply comes from the top. Is there any concerns about or tips for installing against the wall vertically? It's really the easiest place to put them. Thanks!

  • Weston DoesIt
    Weston DoesIt 5 months ago +1

    These valves are more commonly called Angle Stops, not shut-off valves. Also, it's best to avoid using pliers and chain-link as they damage the surfaces on the nuts, so much so that future use of the appropriate wrench (like a crescent) won't go on well or hold because it's been scratched up by plier teeth.

  • Tony D
    Tony D 3 years ago

    Hello Sir. Nice video. Thank you for making and posting it. Question: ¿have you had good success replacing the bonnet packing seal in the older era (~1981) multi turn water stop shut off valve as you show in the very beginning of your video, please? I found a rebuild kit at Home Depot (Danco #88001, www.homedepot.com/p/DANCO-Repair-Kit-for-BrassCraft-Stops-88001/203206584). The question is prompted by the fact that my current bonnet nut's original nitrile packing is conical at its top/flat at bottom. Whereas the new (aforementioned) packing is flat (on both ends). So, I don't know if it will work. Wondering if you've run into this situation before. Any thoughts/insights appreciated. Thank you. tonyd\.

  • HoneNi Heixiu
    HoneNi Heixiu 3 years ago +1

    I like this man who has the knowledge and takes time to explain it in such a soothing way

  • Carlos Mendoza
    Carlos Mendoza 2 years ago +1

    Jeff, Should you use pvc adhesive when putting a Comp valve to Pex pipes?

  • Timothy Tracy
    Timothy Tracy 3 years ago +4

    Thank you. Explained very well.

  • Richard Mann
    Richard Mann 6 months ago +1

    Dude, you're pretty awesome at this! Thank you.

  • Shawn Goins
    Shawn Goins Year ago

    Good video. Exactly what I needed to know

  • tayloredart
    tayloredart Year ago

    Nice and clear, thanks so much

  • Yvette Mendez
    Yvette Mendez 6 months ago

    Well I was struggling with the compression valve and gave me some enlightenment on taping the valve thank you so much.

  • Jay Ryan
    Jay Ryan Year ago +1

    You're missing a very important step when it comes to THREADED fittings. They're mass produced with little time for the manufacturer to check every piece that is made so you'll want to check your new parts before you go wrapping them with tape and tightening everything down and turning your water back on. So when replacing a valve make sure the new one easily spins on to the male thread coming out of the wall. It's possible those threads were damaged when the old one was either put on or when it was removed. Want to prove this theory? Some hardware stores don't sell these parts individually bagged and that's bad on threads. Go grab a new threaded coupling off the shelf and see how easily it spins into a new valve off the shelf. Some of the threads are so bad they won't even start into the new valve.

  • maureen stone
    maureen stone 5 years ago +1

    great video for the homeowner. also for us we had apipe recessednin the wall. problem was they cut off even with the wall. so we just added a valve in the hose between the toilet and the old shutoff. only works if yours isn't leaking

    • maureen stone
      maureen stone 5 years ago

      +Jeff Patterson yes been in place for about 3 years

    • Home Repair Tutor
      Home Repair Tutor  5 years ago

      +maureen stone seen that before, piggyback method. I think Dahl makes a shutoff for that 👍

      Does it still work well?

  • Juan Carlos Vielma Marquez

    Amazing video. Thank you!